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Gifts Amidst Sadness

Sometimes it is amidst sadness that we find great gifts. Yesterday we attended a celebration of life for my second cousin. Listening to family remembering his life, and talking with other family members, I was again reminded of family threads that run through and in us that we are often seemingly unaware of. I thought … Continue reading


I was with someone this week who was worried about the results of a medical test. The individual administering the test was assuring this person that everything would be fine, as things had been  going well.  When the results proved her words were true, she then proceeded to say “See, there was nothing to worry … Continue reading

You are worth it!

You are worth it!

Early this morning I was thinking about how I used to view things. How I used to think of myself, life and those around me. I remembered this video that I posted years ago and the impact that I felt.  It expressed so many feelings that I had felt over the years.  Perhaps you will … Continue reading

Embrace Change

That is what this painting is called. It was just a few years ago that I painted this.  Started right around the same time of year.  At the time wasn’t sure what was in store for us, and here we are getting ready to embark on more change. Change. Embrace it.

Wrestling will make you ache….

Genesis 32:23-32 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maidservants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.  After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.  So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the … Continue reading

Another Step Closer

I can’t believe how close we are getting to when the moving truck we will be here. Meanwhile, been gathering things to go in the car for the moving van that will be unloaded when we get there.   The rest may be in storage for a bit while we see where we will end up. … Continue reading

Hear me now, I am redeemed!

This sorting and packing has me finding a lot of different things.  Squirreled away were some notes from my sister about why she and the rest of the family wouldn’t be attending our wedding, my journal from the months my Mom struggled with cancer, her funeral, all the feelings I was having around the time … Continue reading

Teeter Totter

When I was younger my sister and I had a teeter totter in the backyard. I liked it.  Up and down in the air I’d go, my feet safely touching the ground.  Sometimes one of us would stand up and leave the other dangling up in the air, or even jump off which would produce … Continue reading

December’s Children

Last week on the radio they were talking to callers about how they celebrated family members with December birthdays.  One caller went into great detail about how they waited to “celebrate” their daughter’s birthday until January when the Holidays were over, and how even one year they waited until after tax time and gave her … Continue reading

“You Is”

You is kind. You is smart. You is important. Some of my favorite lines from the movie, The Help. (Kathryn Stockett) I was reminded today of someone who made people feel that way when they talked to them. Let me step back a moment first though. I’ve recently started a part-time job, and one of … Continue reading